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Originally from Sri Lanka and the Moluccas, “Seeing Stars”
and cultivated in Southeast Asia and Malaysia
for several hundred years, star fruit also goes Ingredients
Serving: 1 cup cubed
by many other names including: bilimbi,
belimbing, Chinese star fruit, five-angled fruit Calories: 45
1/2 cup apple juice
and the star apple. Today, star fruit flourishes in Fat Calories: less than 1g 1 teaspoon honey
south Florida and Hawaii because the fruit Carbohydrates: 11 g 1/8 teaspoon cardamom (ground in coffee
thrives on growing in a warm environment. Star Fiber: 3.4g grinder)
fruit are a good choice during the winter 1 clove (ground in coffee grinder)
months, when they're readily available. 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 pinch cinnamon
An average star fruit is about 5 ounces 1 star anise (ground in coffee grinder)
and has approximately 45 calories. It is an 1 star fruit, peeled
1 orange, peeled
excellent source of Vitamin C. 1 slice pineapple, 1 inch
4 ice cubes
Because star fruit are a good source of
Vitamin C, star fruit can help ward off Directions
winter colds and flu symptoms. Heat apple juice and spices to a boil. Simmer five
minutes and strain and cool. Pour apple juice
mixture with rest of ingredients into blender and
With only 45 calories per fruit plus lots of blend till icy smooth. Drink up!
Types of Star Fruit fiber, star fruit is a great choice for anyone
trying to lose weight. They are also a
great source of polyphenols, which are a “Star Fruit Salad”
There are two main types of star fruit: sweet
potent anti-oxidant that can fight
(think orange meets pineapple] and tart (think
lemon). Tart varieties typically have narrowly cardiovascular inflammation. Star Fruit is Ingredients
spaced ribs, while sweet varieties tend to have low in calories, high in potassium, fiber,
thick, fleshy ribs. The tastes between the two and Vitamin A. 2 star fruit
are hardly distinguishable, as the tart variety 2 kiwis
still has some sweetness. Either type progresses 2 bananas
from tarter to sweeter as it ripens. When the 1 cup mango fruit nectar
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
skin is a clear waxy yellow, and the angles of
the ribs are beginning to brown the fruit is ripe.
You can ripen it at room temperature (turning
it occasionally will help it to ripen evenly) and
then place the fruits in the refrigerator to keep Peel kiwi and banana, cut into medium size pieces.
Slice star fruit into ¼-inch thickness. Combine all fruits
for about a week. This tropical fruit is readily
in bowl. Add nectar over mixture. Refrigerate for 3
available July through February. hours. Top with vanilla yogurt.
What is Star Fruit? Make Star Fruit Part of
Looking for something sweet or different in the
fruit department? Star fruit is just the ticket. This
tropical treat has been cultivated for hundreds
Your 5-a-day Plan of years throughout Southeast Asia. Now
flourishing in the warm climates of Florida, it's
Great taste, looks to kill, and a enjoying a growing audience in even the
cinch to prepare. This FRUIT is -- Add to fruit salads. United States' not-so-balmy locales.
-- Use for tarts, preserves, chutney and
really is a STAR!
* StaR FrUiT *
-- Garnish chicken, pork or fish dishes.
-- Garnish beverages.
-- Add to your fruit smoothies.
Question: “What is star fruit? At an
upscale restaurant, my plate was If there ever was a fruit with an obvious name,
garnished with a star-shaped food. I was
told it is called star fruit. What is star fruit?
it's star fruit! Cut the yellow five-ribbed fruit
crosswise, and there you have a golden star. * Kristen Huselid *
Is it edible?” It's easy for fun and quick snacks, keeps well,
and is available almost all year. But is there Even though this fruit is exotic, that doesn't
more you would like to know? If so, be sure to mean it's complicated. Just wash, cut and eat.
Answer: Yes! The star fruit, or carambola, check out the following websites: And when it comes to cooking, star fruit is
is a tropical fruit that is gaining surprisingly versatile. Slice and sauté it as an
popularity in the United States. This fruit http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/carambola.html easy side dish, or add star fruit to a standard
acquired its name from the five-pointed stir fry. While tart varieties work best for
star shape when cut across the middle cooking, the sweeter ones are great mixed
of the fruit. It has a waxy, golden yellow into fruit salads or used in preserves or desserts.
Finally, the fruit's unique shape makes it a
to green color skin with a complicated
ready-made garnish. So put down the pastry
flavor combination that includes kiwi bag, and throw a slice or two of star fruit
fruit, apple, plums, pineapples, and on top of that cake.
Read more to see why this star of the produce
department is a wish come true.